This yr, Ford for the very first time began to equip the entry-level variations of the Mustang Mach-E mannequin with LFP lithium-ion batteries, as a substitute of the beforehand used NCM-type, which shall be used solely within the Prolonged Vary (ER) variations.
The introduction of the Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery within the Customary Vary (SR) Mach-E (RWD and AWD) was introduced in Might. On the time, Ford stated that the 72-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery (usable capability) would translate right into a driving vary of 250 miles (RWD model) or 226 miles (AWD model).
The Prolonged Vary (ER) battery variations of the Ford Mustang Mach-E will proceed to make use of Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) batteries – 91-kWh of usable capability – as increased vitality density is essential in terms of very massive batteries.
The primary variations of the LFP-powered Ford Mustang Mach-E (RWD) lately emerged on Environmental Safety Company (EPA)’s web site. As promised, the automobile has an EPA Mixed vary of 250 miles, three extra miles than the retired NCM-powered model, which had a bit decrease usable battery capability (70 kWh vs. 72 kWh).
The driving vary distinction is marginal, so if the LFP battery brings some value financial savings to Ford, it is most likely an excellent transfer. Tesla did the identical with its entry-level Mannequin 3 just a few years in the past.
As of writing this text, the AWD model is just not but formally listed on the EPA’s web site.
Power consumption, together with charging losses, of the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR LFP RWD with 18-inch wheels, is estimated at 101 MPGe or 334 watt-hours per mile (207 Wh/km).
An fascinating factor is that the effectivity of the LFP-powered Mach-E seems to be barely decrease than within the case of the NCM-powered model (by a stage of two p.c).
- Mach-E SR LFP RWD 18-inch: 101 MPGe: 334 Wh/mi (207 Wh/km)
- Mach-E SR NCM RWD 18-inch: 103 MPGe: 327 Wh/mi (203 Wh/km)
It is an fascinating final result, as aerodynamically the automobiles are mainly the identical. Weight, in line with the specs, additionally seems to be very related:
- Mach-E SR (LFP) RWD: 4,609 lbs.
- Mach-E SR (LFP) AWD: 4,789 lbs.
- Mach-E ER (NCM) RWD: 4,646 lbs.
- Mach-E ER (NCM) AWD: 4,838 lbs.
California 1 (NCM): 4,786 lbs.
- GT (NCM): 4,991 lbs.
GT Efficiency (NCM): 5,018 lbs.
There isn’t any information about EPA Freeway vary, however it’s anticipated to be decrease – doubtlessly a stage of 235 miles (calculated utilizing vitality consumption as a proxy, though it is not a wholly right method of estimating as a result of charging losses issue).
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR LFP RWD 18-inch :: EPA Vary ranking by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
|250 miles (402 km)
|EPA Power consumption (together with charging losses):|
|101 MPGe: 334 Wh/mi (207 Wh/km)
107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km)
95 MPGe: 355 Wh/mi (220 Wh/km)
Crucial factor when switching from NCM-powered to LFP-powered Mach-E seems to not be vary or effectivity, however quick charging.
The LFP model can settle for as much as 150 kilowatts (kW) of energy and recharge from 10 to 80 p.c of state-of-charge (SOC) in 33 minutes, whereas the outgoing NCM model accepted solely 115 kW and wanted 38 minutes for a similar 10-80 p.c SOC window.
Effectively, the LFP model can also be a bit slower (0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, as a substitute of 5.8 seconds), however that is not an important factor within the entry-level variations of EVs.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E with the LFP battery begins at an MSRP of $42,995 (plus DST).
|Mannequin||Base Worth||Dest. Cost||Tax Credit score||Efficient Worth|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR LFP RWD 18-inch||$42,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$41,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR LFP AWD 18-inch||$45,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$44,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium SR LFP RWD 19-inch||$46,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$45,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium SR LFP AWD 19-inch||$49,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$48,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD 19-inch||$53,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$52,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD 19-inch||$56,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$55,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Route 1 ER AWD 18-inch||$56,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$55,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT ER AWD 20-inch||$59,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$58,045|
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Perf. ER AWD 20-inch||$64,995||+$1,800||$3,750||$63,045|
* federal tax credit score of as much as $7,500 may be obtainable by way of leasing.
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR LFP RWD 18-inch||RWD||72*||250 mi
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR LFP AWD 18-inch||AWD||72*||226 mi**
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium SR LFP RWD 19-inch||RWD||72*||250 mi
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium SR LFP AWD 19-inch||AWD||72*||226 mi**
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD 19-inch||RWD||91*||310 mi
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD 19-inch||AWD||91*||290 mi
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Route 1 ER AWD 18-inch||AWD||91*||312 mi
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT ER AWD 20-inch||AWD||91*||270 mi
|2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Perf. ER AWD 20-inch||AWD||91*||260 mi
* usable battery capability; ** in line with Ford